Los Angeles Lakers slipped past the Houston Rockets Tuesday night; however, Anthony Davis was furious with an officiating mistake during the fourth quarter.
The Lakers’ 119-117 eventual win was marred by a refereeing controversy that almost cost the star-studded Purple and Gold team the win.
In a post-game interview, Anthony Davis explained that the bizarre mistake on the referees’ and table officials’ part could have changed the outcome of the game.
Davis was referring to an incident late in the fourth quarter when officials took two points away from two made free-throws by Kent Bazemore.
The veteran swingman was awarded free throws because the Houston Rockets were initially called for their fifth-team foul. Later, the refs realized that the Rockets were a foul short of a bonus situation, and as a result, they took two points back from the Lakers.